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RallyWerks 03-30-2013 12:16 AM

Installed Sportlines car, not sitting level!!!!
 
So I installed a set of used Eibach Sportlines on my SVT. All was just fine until I noticed that the passenger rear sits about a half inch or more higher that the opposing side. The fronts seem fine and look the same.
I checked to make sure I installed them right side up.
I took the spring out tonight and then reinstalled it, making sure I did everything perfect.
It still sits the same, noticeably higher than the other side.
The only thing I can think of now is to take take the other spring out and swap sides to see if its a spring issue.
Also, I DID reuse the factory rubber piece that goes on the top of the spring.

So if this has happened to anyone else or if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can make adjustments, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys,

Chris

sam fisher 03-30-2013 12:29 AM

Thats funky , got a pic?

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Blue5ive 03-30-2013 12:52 AM

That is weird. Were both of the rear springs the same height b4 you installed them?

RallyWerks 03-30-2013 12:55 AM

Yes they were! Totally weird. I'll snap pic tomorrow (dark outside now). It's driving me nuts!

zetecDon 03-30-2013 07:06 PM

Moved to "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension".

RallyWerks 03-30-2013 08:44 PM

Thank you!

Tyler T 03-31-2013 07:22 PM

Did you remove both rear springs and compare them? Since they're used there could be an irregularity with one of them. But it is unlikely.

Since you used the rubber isolator on the upper spring perch I'd recommend double checking that the top of the spring is seated properly in the isolator. I'm sure you noticed that there is a notch for the end of the coil to fit into.

Also, roughly what is the overall spring length? Some sport springs are short enough that at full droop they can fall out of place and then when the car settles back on its wheels the spring will be out of place. Something along these lines could be your problem.

Buickboy 04-01-2013 01:29 PM

mine were always a little higher on that corner too.

1hotfocus 04-01-2013 03:59 PM

dammit, happened to me too when i installed DOMS lower control arms in the rear, with the sportlines i already had installed. the passenger rear is about .5" higher. bothers me to hell too!

jinstall 04-01-2013 04:01 PM

And the spring is sitting properly in its detent position?


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